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Referral Agreements

Fee-Splitting & Referrals

A large portion of the business we do at the Law Office of James E. Farmer, LLC comes to us as referrals from other attorneys.

While some of the referrals from attorneys are due to their law firms not working in personal injury representation or civil litigation, we sometimes receive referrals from attorneys who do not have the resources to handle extremely complex civil cases.

Many of our referrals are also from out-of-state attorneys who do not regularly practice law in the state of Maryland.

To learn more about referring a case to our Waldorf personal injury lawyers, contact us online or by phone at (301) 265-2220 today.

Maintaining a Positive Relationship with Referring Attorneys

The Law Office of James E. Farmer, LLC does everything in its power to earn the trust of referring attorneys and our clients.

The fee-splitting relationship we have had with other attorneys has proved extremely positive. While there are no guarantees regarding the ultimate results concerning any civil case, we do zealously advocate for all of our clients and will strive for the best possible outcome.

Our attorneys have provided personal injury and civil case representation for over 40 years. We have a reputation for success, having secured tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our clientele.

We received the 2014 Top Litigator Awards in recognition of the million-dollar cases we have won. Most importantly, we cater to the needs of our clients and provide them with the most ethical representation. We pay specific attention to details and take great care to never jeopardize a case.

How Our Fee-Splitting Arrangement Works

Any fee-splitting arrangement that the Law Office of James E. Farmer, LLC engages in will remain consistent with the Maryland Lawyer’s Rules of Professional Conduct. Specifically, this includes Rule 1.5. We hold to this arrangement in the event of personal injury cases tried on a contingency basis or other civil cases with a different sort of billing scheme. Should any dispute arise regarding the fee arrangement, this will also be resolved according to Rule 1.5.

It is important to understand that fee-splitting is not the same as a referral fee. Rule 1.5 prohibits receipt of a fee for simple referral of a case to another firm. In addition, the referring attorney in a fee-splitting arrangement must be designated as co-counsel. This means that the referring attorney is jointly responsible for the case, even when not actually participating in trying the case. For this reason, we make ourselves available to referring attorneys at all times, and we continually keep these attorneys informed regarding the status of the case.

To discuss a fee-splitting arrangement, please contact Attorney James E. Farmer about your specific case.

Contact Our Firm to Learn More about Our Fee-Splitting Arrangements

While the Law Office of James E. Farmer, LLC has offices in Waldorf, we provide representation throughout the entire state of Maryland.

For attorneys wishing to speak to us about referrals and our fee-splitting arrangements, please contact our firm online or call (301) 265-2220.

Client Testimonials

Real Stories From Real People
  • “Don’t mess around when it’s your money on the line. Go with these guys if you want excellent, competent attorneys.”

    - Miguel P.
  • “I have used James Farmer office for two accidents I have been in; both times they were exceptional.”

    - Ashley B.
  • “I've had several lawyers over the last decade and James Farmer has been the absolute best.”

    - Karl S.

Our Case Results

Successful Verdicts & Settlements
  • Hopkins v. Abell, Jr. $1.25 Million
  • James vs. Hernandez $1 million
  • Farrell v. Erie Insurance Company $706,000
  • Johnson v. Bean $585,000
  • Harris v. Jenkins $500,000
  • Garnett v. J.D.W. Associates $475,000
  • Carrie Howell vs. Allstate Insurance Company $435,814
  • Owen v. Miller $379,975
  • Binley v. Payne $375,000
  • Stange v. Gantt $333,000
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Why hire Us?

  • Committed to Improvement

    We take pride in learning the latest strategies for maximizing damages, preparing our clients for trial & mounting an effective case.

  • A Record of Results

    Our firm has won tens of millions of dollars in financial compensation for individuals & their families.

  • Renowned in Our Field

    We are well-regarded in the legal community & are even known & respected among insurance companies.

  • Fearless Advocacy

    We are not afraid to confront negligent medical professionals, hospitals, nursing homes or their insurance companies.

  • Valuable Insight

    We know how to skillfully navigate government bureaucracies to help our clients obtain workers’ compensation benefits.

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